$450,000 Settlement for Woman Injured in Auto Accident

May 11, 2016

Rapoport Law Offices recently obtained a $450,000 settlement on behalf of a 44 year old woman who sustained a lower back injury in an auto accident in DeKalb County, Illinois.

The accident occurred on January 18, 2013 when the woman was slowing down to take a right turn into a parking lot when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. After being in pain for five days, the woman went to the Hospital and was diagnosed with a lumbar back injury. After several years of treatment she eventually underwent a lumbar fusion surgery at L5-S1.

The driver's insurer contested liability and claimed that Rapoport Law Offices' client came to a sudden stop causing the collision, and it also challenged whether the woman's back injury was related to the accident or a pre-existing spine condition. The defendant's insurer also failed to initially disclose all of the available insurance coverage. However, ultimately, the attorneys at Rapoport Law Offices led by lead trial attorney Joshua L. Weisberg were able to discover the available insurance coverage and overcome the insurer's defenses to achieve this settlement.